First Baptist Church of Paden City

Senior Pastor

Job Description

Position Summary

The Senior Pastor provides visionary leadership and spiritual oversight to the members of the First Baptist Church of Paden City through the faithful exposition of God’s Word.


Position Description

The Senior Pastor’s primary task is the effective communication of the Bible so as to equip the church for ministry and sustain sound doctrine.  Through his preaching, the Senior Pastor will challenge the church to grow in an intimate relationship with God, and thereby carry out the vision, purpose, and ministry goals of the First Baptist Church of Paden City.


The Senior Pastor, in coordination with the Elders, will set the long-term ministry vision and goals for the church. He is to champion various projects or missions in order to further the kingdom of God and to serve the surrounding community. Through the faithful witness of his life, the Senior Pastor will be a spiritual shepherd to the congregation of the First Baptist Church of Paden City. As a shepherd appointed by God, he will be knowledgeable of Scripture and strive to protect the church from error by exercising spiritual oversight and ensuring the continued discipleship of the body of Christ.




The Senior Pastor must possess the following:


A clear testimony of saving faith in Jesus Christ
A belief in the inspired, inerrant, infallible and sufficient Word of God and a passion to live by it
A character that exhibits the qualities outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9, and 1 Peter 5:2-4
A lifestyle demonstrating consistent spiritual and moral characteristics which are in harmony with the covenant adopted by the First Baptist Church of Paden City
A heart for the lost and dedication to proclaiming the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
An ability to relate to individuals with compassion, sensitivity, honesty, openness, and confidence
A pattern of commitment to regular personal accountability with the church leadership
A recognition for the need to maintain personal free time for himself and his family

An evident gift for preaching and teaching the Word of God powerfully
An aptitude for effectively communicating the deep truths of the Scriptures to people of diverse demographics (e.g. education, culture, age, spiritual maturity, etc.)
The wisdom to accurately interpret the Bible and discover its meaning
The gift to discern God’s will and lead a congregation to that goal
Enthusiasm for creating a long-term vision and being an active champion for it in collaboration with the church leadership
The capability to work effectively in a cooperative leadership environment and  able to lead and direct a team
Proven ability to multi-task in challenging situations
Experience in full-time pastoral ministry and/or leadership of a major ministry (non-administrative)
Be  an ordained minister or eligible to be ordained

At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Bible college/university


The role of the Senior Pastor has the following responsibilities:

Preach the Word of God regularly
Administer the ordinances of the church
Initiate the planning process for vision and long-term ministry goals
Demonstrate maturity in discerning the will of God in setting the direction for the church
Provide spiritual oversight to the Church by ensuring that all affairs and activities are consistent with the Bible as well as the vision, purpose, and ministry goals of the First Baptist Church of Paden City
Inspire people into deeper and closer relationship with Christ through his preaching and teaching
Lead the equipping,  training, and developing of leaders within the church
Safeguard the Church from theological and doctrinal error
Conduct pastoral care, visitation, and crisis counseling in cooperation with the  Elders and other  church staff
Officiate weddings, funerals, baptisms, and baby dedications in partnership with other  church staff
Provide oversight and direction to the church staff (including performance evaluations and development plans)
Actively seek and implement innovative technology solutions in accordance with the vision, purpose, and ministry goals of the First Baptist Church of Paden City
Plan and conduct worship services which includes developing sermons and planning music in conjunction with the worship team
Aim to develop and maintain relationships in the local community to promote community and service outreach opportunities
Connect with us:

If God is leading you to pursue this position, please submit 1) a Cover Letter; 2) a Resume’ and 3) a recent sermon you have preached to our team at [email protected] Please also include links to all social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube channel). For additional information on Paden City FBC visit our web site at www.padencityfbc.org

Salary (Estimate):
Baptist - Other
Church size:
101 - 150

About First Baptist Church of Paden City

We are a community of believers who are all about people because God is all about people. One of the ways we express our love for Him is through our love for others, and we do that by helping each person who comes grow in their relationship with the Lord.

It begins with our Mission to follow Jesus parting command to us to "Make Disciples". Everything we do revolves around this one thing and it all starts with our weekend services. But Church is so much more than a service on the weekend. It’s about connecting with other people, growing in your faith, and building a strong foundation.

Our Vision is to see lives transformed through God's unchanging Word. Every weekend we're opening the Bible together and learning from its pages in ways that speak right into our lives. In our services, our ministries, our music—in everything we do, our passion and focus is to see lives transformed.